Wear a Japanese lantern on your head with the new Chochin Cap from Kyoto

Who needs a baseball cap when you can shade your face with a paper lantern instead?

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Seven reasons why an otaku should date another otaku (and one reason maybe not to)

Anime fan’s list has one big demerit, but maybe there’s a way to turn it around.

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Suspected Japanese panty thief acquitted when accuser can’t prove stolen panties are hers

Panties’ “lack of special characteristics” cited as one aspect of insufficient evidence.

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Optus pulls Australian commercial from YouTube following complaints from Japan

Telecommunications company slammed for using Japanese culture to promote a Samsung product from South Korea.

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This gorgeous sake cup fills your drink with holographic cherry blossoms as you sip【Video】

Soothing sounds and other seasonal symbols of Japan are also part of the techno-cultural innovation.

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South Korea’s Honey Butter Mix Nuts snack has us totally addicted

What do you get when you put sweet, salty, and nutty together in one snack? Pure addiction.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood bans public Halloween drinking following mayhem

Truck-tipping vandalism a major part of tipping-point decision in ordinarily pro-alcohol Japan.

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Ginza Cozy Corner offers sweet magic in the form of beautiful Aladdin-themed cakes

These delicate Aladdin-inspired cakes look as enchanting as the movie.

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Famous curry chain now offers Low Carb Curry, a delicious treat for the health-conscious

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have more excuses to stuff ourselves with yummy curry.

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Big boobs or curvy hips, which does Japan like more? Survey investigates

Wealthy men show a clear preference between the two/four options.

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Convenience store in Sendai celebrates its foreign workers with a special store display

Customers who were curious about the smiling foreign workers ringing up their order at this local konbini can now learn a little bit about what they have in common.

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“Otaku are the biggest suckers” says Pokémon artist

Marvel-loving artist has harsh words for otaku, thinks other people should be saying them too.

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New tofu from Japan brings Kyoto’s iconic Daimonji fire festival to your plate

Fiery images seen on mountains surrounding Kyoto come to life with…a dollop of soy sauce.

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We try the new lemon yoghurt amazake cheese fermentation Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Fill your belly with the power of lactobacillus and the health benefits from a traditional Japanese fermented rice drink.

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Japan unveils beautiful new yen coins for Tokyo Olympics, needs your help picking the best design

They’re all great, but which one is the best?

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The world’s most famous sushi restaurant sells seaweed too, so we made nori rice balls with it

Mr. Sato whips up a batch of onigiri with a little help from Sukibayashi Jiro.

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Man in Fukuoka arrested for shoplifting a 49-inch TV weighing 12 kilos

A 27-inch would have been way easier, but he just got greedy.

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Adorable cat sandals from Japan welcome new arrivals to their feline footwear litter【Photos】

Stylishly cute cats are ready to land on your feet this summer.

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Snorlax Bead Sofa is the awesomely cozy living room furniture every Pokémon fan needs【Photos】

Paired with a Poké Ball Ottoman, Japanese furniture maker’s newest item looks so amazingly cozy we may imitate Snorlax and never get up again.

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Pokémon fans around the world distraught at the limited number of Pokémon in upcoming games

Twitter is full of calls for Game Freak to #BringBackTheNationalDex. 

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